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Crawler Crane News
Written by Gary Davey Jan 27, 2017

Alex Dahm from KHL, wrote an article on MIC in Japan using its 1,250 tonne capacity Kobelco SL16000J-H lattice boom crawler crane to install a bridge. 

The article basically outline the benefits of using a crawler crane over other mobile hydraulic crane options. He talked about some of the benefits of a crawler crane is their…

What is a Hydraulic Crane?


What is a Hydraulic Crane?
A hydraulic crane is a type of heavy-duty equipment used for lifting and hoisting. Unlike smaller cranes, which rely on electric or diesel-powered motors, hydraulic cranes include an internal hydraulic system that allows the crane to lift heavier loads. This fluid-filled hydraulic system enables the crane to transport objects such as heavy shipping containers and…

Tilt Up Construction

tilt up construction

Tilt Up Construction: The Basics

Like any business, the construction industry has its own jargon, but you don’t have to be an expert to understand what tilt up construction means. One of the largest and most popular growing industries in the United States, the technique fast gaining pace – and taking up ground – in Canada, too.

From the ground up

Hoist them up and you’re done,…

Retaining Walls Protect Rail Tracks from Erosion

Heavy rain caused the bank below the bridge to give way, obstructing the active tracks below.

Retaining Walls Protect Rail Tracks from Erosion

The collapse of a small bridge joining a major road to a private driveway caused havoc in Pennsylvania when debris from the structure blocked active rail track below. The failure of the stone and mortar supporting wall presented more than just an aesthetic issue; it was a real danger to human life. The owner turned to Eagle West Cranes, which is…

What is a Boom Truck?

what is a boom truck

What is a boom truck?
A boom truck is the holy grail of construction work. It’s important because it performs three separate functions, using three essential pieces of equipment: combining to create a must have on any construction site.

How can boom trucks be used?

The first aspect of a boom truck is a hydraulic crane, which allows workers to lift heavy and sometimes unconventionally…

What is a Mobile Crane?

tnt crane and rigging 500 ton all terrain crane

What is a mobile crane?
Our sister company, TNT Crane and Rigging Edmonton, wrote a great summary article outlining the basics on “what is a mobile crane”. As industry experts in the crane world, we sometimes forget that the basics are lost on our customers. Like most industries, there exists a sub-culture and special language that the average person doesn’t understand. We think a good analogy…

How Cranes have helped the Roofing Industry in Vancouver

How Cranes have helped the Roofing Industry in Vancouver
When Gassy Jack laid down the first street in Gastown in 1867, it’s unlikely he gave a moment’s thought to the roofing industry. In his time, the bay side hamlet included just a tavern and sawmill, a million miles away from the busy metropolis the City of Vancouver is today.

With a population of over 600,000 people, the city’s…

Job Safety – Its Everyone’s Responsibility

Job Safety – Its Everyone’s Responsibility
Here at Eagle West, Stampede and TNT Crane & Rigging, we take safety seriously. It’s not just a matter of insurance its the matter of lives. We know when things go bad in the crane world they can go really bad. We never want this to happen so our IIF Statement requires that we all are OPEN | HONEST |FAIR when it comes to safety. We all live this by…

Precast Concrete Tilt Up Construction in Abbotsford

liebherr mobile crane performing a pre-cast concrete tilt up

Precast Concrete Tilt Up Cast Off Site
Our team was in Abbotsford helping tilt up a new building on the corner of Montrose and South Fraser Way. The site is incredibly small with limited access so it was necessary for the construction crew to have the concrete panels formed off site, truck them in and then have our 270 ton Liebherr mobile crane place them onsite. The panels were not very larg…

Redi-Rock Bridge Retaining Wall Solution

This deteriorating bridge in North Haven, Maine provided access to four seasonal homes.

Eagle West Crane & Rigging, a division of TNT Crane Canada, is the British Columbia manufacturer/supplier for an amazing retaining wall project called Redi-Rock. Here’s a great example of the utility and versatility of this engineered solution.
In 2013, the town of North Haven, Maine, began construction on a very unique bridg…

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